There is a film with Sean Connery called The Man Who Would Be King: Two former British soldiers in 1880s India decide to set themselves up as Kings in Kafiristan, a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander the Great. This adaptation of the famous short story by Rudyard Kipling tells the story of Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnahan, two ex-soldiers in India when it was under British rule. They decide that the country is too small for them, so they head off to Kafiristan in order to become Kings in their own right. Kipling is seen as a character that was there at the beginning, and at the end of this glorious tale.
So, at one point they find an ancient monument that they recognize, being Masons themselves, with the symbol of the Masons carved in stone, the compass and square (tools of a stone cutter). When they show their Masonic rings with that symbol to the natives, the reaction is awe and reverence for them. I assume that was in the short story, but I have not read it, just saw that film decades ago.
"Miracles will happen as we dream..." - Crazy by Seal
How is it that someone goes through their entire life with perfectly straight hair, and then after thousands of haircuts, all of a sudden it turns wavy after another haircut? Well, that is exactly what happened in my case last fall. I had another haircut today (still wavy), and I asked my hair dresser if she had ever seen anything like that before. She said no, and showed me in the mirror how it was still wavy in the back.
As mystics in a mystical tradition, we need to ponder the mysteries of the universe, as all mystical orders have done since the masons who built the pyramids and the mystery schools of ancient Egypt.
For me personally, this is a sign from the divine couple (and perhaps the principal sakhis and manjaris as well), and perhaps Sri Gurudev, about the outward effects of sadhana after decades. I view the the term 'miracle' as Judeo-Christian, considering one of the criteria for sainthood in the Church has always been producing at least 3 miracles. For us, why should anything be miraculous at all? Do the rest of you accept this story as factual without before and after photos (and bear in mind that with Photoshop anything can be faked anyways)? Nitai has know me long enough, so he would just need to see the after photo, which I will send him via my cell phone.
I think one version of the Kali Sanatarana Upanishad says that after 35 million repetitions of the Mahamantra ones straight hair will turn wavy and after another 35 million repetitions ones wavy hair will turn very curly. 🤣
Personally I have no problems believing that your miracle happened because it costs me nothing to do so.
When Nitai Mahashay and I state that our tradition is a mystical one and not a religion, it is not just about not getting caught up with philosophy. It is also about not getting bogged down by ties to theology and mythology. Those ancient texts in Sanskrit, with the exception of those pertaining to the 6 darshans, are myths and not to be taken as literal historical accounts. They need to be viewed critically by our scholars, as Nitaiji is doing. Theology implies a 'god'. Ista-devata is not equivalent to a Judeo-Christian God, nor to the holy trinity of Catholicism and orthodox churches that came after that first schism in the first few centuries CE.